Optiplex 745 USFF Hard Drive Fan Failure Error

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Optiplex 745 USFF Hard Drive Fan Failure Error

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I have an Optiplex 745 ultra-small form factor unit. It has been giving us a "Hard Drive Fan Failure" error occasionally. It doesn't appear that the fan has completely died, because I hear it run for a while, and then it stops. What should I do about it?

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  • debit72

    I have an Optiplex 745 ultra-small form factor unit. It has been giving us a "Hard Drive Fan Failure" error occasionally. It doesn't appear that the fan has completely died, because I hear it run for a while, and then it stops. What should I do about it?

     
    debit72
    Replace the fan, you will need to buy another Dell fan, as it's a proprietary unit.
    Bev.

     

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  • We have a lot of these Dells.  The fans get dusty.  We pull the sticker off of the bearing and squirt a drop of oil inside.  It works for quite a few more months.  We do this with the hard drive fan along with the front and rear fans (they are the same).  

    We then clear the log or else we get a 'previous fan failure' message.

    We don't replace the fan until it is completely dead.